Chocolate Truffle Meringues

Meringue cookies are as light as air, thanks to whipped egg whites. Topped with a rich chocolate filling, you'll find they are irresistible!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Meringues

2
egg whites
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

Filling

1/4
cup whipping cream
3
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped, or 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Heat oven to 200°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating at high speed just until stiff peaks form.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and cocoa. Fold cocoa mixture, 1/3 at a time, into beaten egg whites. Spoon mixture into decorating bag fitted with star tip. Draw 1 1/2-inch diameter circle on white paper; place under parchment paper as a guide for piping rounds. Pipe mixture into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch rounds on parchment-lined cookie sheet. With back of teaspoon, make an indentation in each to hold filling. (Or, mixture can be spooned into dollops on parchment paper.)
  • 3 Bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until crisp. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat whipping cream just to simmering over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate with wire whisk until melted. Stir in butter pieces, a few at a time, until melted. Refrigerate until thickened, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Just before serving, spoon or pipe about 1 teaspoon filling into indentation of each meringue.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    15mg
    15%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    7g
    7%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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